Language Link was established in Beijing in 1999 and is proud to have been the first and only full-time local provider of the Cambridge ESOL CELTA since 2004. As such we are fully licensed to invite and employ professional foreign expert trainers to China. An additional training centre was established in Shanghai in 2012.
The CELTA course consists of theoretical and practical elements with a focus on practical teaching methods. During the course, candidates develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners. The course includes teaching practice, observation of experienced teachers in the classroom and completion of a range of practically focused written assignments, all assessed by a Moderator accredited by The University of Cambridge ESOL.
Furthermore, trainees will be taught how to evaluate published and authentic materials and how to introduce, revise and practise language at a range of levels. They will be trained to motivate learners, plan lessons, manage classes, and adapt environments. Each class consists of a maximum of 6 trainees per tutor.